Humanscale Diffrient World Chair - Standard Configuration

Quick ship configuration features a black frame, standard cylinder and casters, adjustable Duron arms, and your choice of several quick ship fabric combinations
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The much-loved Humanscale Diffrient World Chair is now available with a "quick ship" option, giving you an ergonomic seating solution when you need it.

This chair comes in your choice of fabric and mesh combinations, a black frame, supremely-adjustable Duron arms, and a standard cylinder and casters to get you to that working sweet spot quicker. The Diffrient World Chair delivers supreme ergonomics in a sleek package that boasts some of the utmost in comfort-inducing features on the market today, making this a real solution to subpar seating in offices everywhere.


  • Quick ship configuration features a black frame, standard cylinder and casters, adjustable Duron arms, and your choice of several quick ship fabric combinations
  • Weight-sensitive recline fully supports at all points without manual adjustments or locks
  • Tri-panel form sensing mesh back offers custom lumbar support sans adjusting levers and knobs
  • Upholstered seats provide padded support
  • Made in USA

The Design Story

Tailors take a three dimensional approach when designing men's suits, and that inspired Niels Diffrient to apply that same methodology. The result is the World chair, a minimal mesh task chair with a back that automatically conforms to the user. He collaborated with textile designer Elizabeth Whelan, to design a flexible but strong non-stretch mesh, so the chair's backrest takes on the shape of the sitter. The result is the Diffrient World chair, a task chair that is simple but beautiful, and supports the user instantly.

"If every chair was made the way the World Chair was, we would cut in half all the material used for task chairs."

Niels Diffrient, Designer


User weight rating 300 lbs*
Chair weight 27 lbs
Shipping weight 38 lbs
Recycled content 0.34
Recyclable content 0.97
Warranty 15 years

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Back Mesh

The Humanscale Diffrient World Chair is available in a limited number of quick-ship configurations. The following mesh is available in three colors for quick shipment.

Monofilament Stripe

The luminous quality of each individual monofilament strand creates a translucent effect, while also providing strength and durability.



Vellum - Grade 1

Constructed from a blend of nylon, Cordura and elastic yarn, this four-way stretch textile offers a pleasing texture, while providing the extreme durability required for long-term use.

Corde 4 - Grade 1

Corde 4 is high-performance nylon and polyurethane woven into a four-way stretch fabric. This fabric will move and stretch and is ideal for ergonomic chairs.

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This product comes standard with a Limited 15-year warranty.

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